Viscoelastic behavior of textile vascular prostheses

F. Khoffi, D. Mathieu, G. Barbier, N. Chakfé, B. Durand

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A method for evaluating the in vitro viscoelatic properties of vascular grafts is presented. Quasi-static and dynamic compliance tests were carried out on PET (Polyethylene terephtalate) grafts having 8 mm diameter and wall thickness between 0.3 and 0.9 mm. Circumferential tensile properties have also been determined in order to evaluate the mechanical behavior. The comparison between the hydrostatic force method and the tensile force method is presented in this work.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - 2012
Event2012 Spring Conference of the Fiber Society - St. Gallen, Switzerland
Duration: May 23 2012May 25 2012


Other2012 Spring Conference of the Fiber Society
CitySt. Gallen


  • Hydrostatic pressure
  • Tensile force
  • Vascular grafts
  • Viscoelastic behavior

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)


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